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Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by Rodrigueza37, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Rodrigueza37

    Rodrigueza37 New Member

    I just moved into a home in northwestern New Jersey. I've seen a couple of these guys around. One even gel from my gutter. Last night, one fell from my screen door as I opened it and fell into the house. It startled us all so much that my dog got to it before I could throw it out. I've seen a couple and I need to know what is. Please help if you can! My family is pretty rattled. They're bigger than the garter snakes were used to seeing.
     

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  2. KelloggCornsnakes

    KelloggCornsnakes Established Member

    Aww poor baby snake! :(
    Corn Snake?
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    That is a harmless cornsnake.
     
  4. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Very harmless and beneficial for you, since they will eat whatever pests you have in/around your home.
     
  5. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    What the others said.
    Fortunately you are from the northeast which is relatively low in venomous snakes, so it really irks me when people around here kill snakes thinking they're venomous. (We don't even have any venomous here)
    The only snakes you'll want to keep a good distance from are these:
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    and these:
    lpVWY6j.png (It has a rattle, you should hear it)

    Everything else is totally harmless and nothing but beneficial.
     
  6. ExoJoe

    ExoJoe Established Member

    Yeah. I live in the northeastern part of Pa. Those 2 snakes are the only things you have to look out for. Everything else is simply harmless and ultimately keeping your rodent population under control. The rodents are the real pests.
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Actually that top photo is a copperhead and water has nothing to do with it. They are found in forests and woodlands. Even in town.
     
  8. lisas

    lisas Elite Member

    Merlin, are copperheads venomous? How far up do they live?
     
  9. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Yes they are and can range up to southern ohio and the like and a touch higher on the east coast.
     
  10. lisas

    lisas Elite Member

    Love to see one but its great to not have to look out for them either. I live in Massachusetts.
     
  11. David McConley

    David McConley Elite Member

    They are frequently found in our area and often, people confuse corn snakes with copperheads. Sadly, as a result...many corn snakes get dead around where I live.
     

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